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Queer Genes: Realism, Sexuality and Science

Griffiths, David (2016) Queer Genes: Realism, Sexuality and Science Journal of Critical Realism, 15 (5). pp. 511-529.

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Abstract

What are ‘gay genes’ and are they real? This article looks at key research into these hypothesized gay genes, made possible, in part, by the Human Genome Project. I argue that the complexity of both genetics and human sexuality demands a truly critical approach: one that takes into account feminist epistemologies of science and queer approaches to the body, while putting into conversation resources from agential realism and critical realism. This approach is able to maintain the agential complexity of genetic materiality, while also critically challenging the seemingly stable relationships between sex, gender and sexuality.

Item Type: Article
Subjects : Sociology
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Sociology
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Griffiths, Davidd.a.griffiths@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Date : 23 August 2016
Identification Number : 10.1080/14767430.2016.1210872
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2016 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/ by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 09 Sep 2016 16:50
Last Modified : 08 Aug 2017 08:02
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/812088

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